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Bab Al-Hawa border crossing

Bad Week for Turkey’s Syria Policy Continues

Twitter and other social media were briefly blocked on Friday morning in Turkey as the government in Ankara sought to suppress a gruesome Islamic State (IS) video that appeared to show the extremists burn alive two captured Turkish soldiers. That and the news that at least 16 more Turkish soldiers were killed in a failed, Read More

Poster offering “Indian land” for sale. Photo credit: National Museum of the American Indian / YouTube

History Repeats Itself for Native Americans

While shocking to some, the treatment of Native Americans in North Dakota is entirely consistent with US government policy to disregard the concerns of “Indians” whenever necessary — in particular if they stand in the way of businessmen making a buck.

Alexander Litvinenko

Revisiting Litvinenko Murder 10 Years Later

It’s too early to tell if the Donald Trump era will bring about vindictive acts against political opponents, but it is troubling that his main advocate among foreign heads of state – Russia’s Vladimir Putin – has been accused of just such actions.It was 10 years ago today, Nov. 23, 2006, that former Russian spy Read More

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